Steven Pippin Self-Portrait with Photo Booth 1987

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Artwork details

Artist
Steven Pippin born 1960
Title
Self-Portrait with Photo Booth
Date 1987
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Image: 1850 x 1067 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1996
Reference
P77900
Not on display

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Steven Pippin has made improvised cameras in the most unlikely places. For this work he turned a public photo-booth into a crude pin-hole camera which he used to produce a self-portrait.

 

Pin-hole cameras need lengthy exposures, so Pippin had to stand still outside the booth for quite some time.
He recalls how 'standing almost to attention in amongst the normal coming and going of pedestrians became a perplexing ordeal and seemed more problematic than the actual conversion
of the booth itself'.

 

August 2004

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